Grabbing the attention beneath the urban fabric, TAXI station is designed in an iconic way that uses graphic elements both visually and structurally at the same time. The station communicates with urban people perceptually and stands out as almost as a signage. Design uses a universal language and symbolizes ''taxi'' metaphor to a public station. With a modern and dynamic identity that suits contemporary urban life, the characterized building adapts to physical conditions with two different sizes.
Brazil is going through a crucial moment in the international scenario. The World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 requires several changes throughout the country but particularly in Rio de Janeiro. Aiming at the requirements of these events, the project presented is originated from the mixed use: a convention center, a hotel, a business center, shops and apartments. All the aspects are very well integrated by the public square wich is the main feature of this project inviting the public space into the private building and so it becomes an open block.Unique within a chaotic environment.
Grapevine House in form of an abstract grape, which is almost free pending about the vineyard. His main supporting element generated by a digital fabricated column represent a homage to an old grapevine root. The continuos glas front of the Grapevine House is open in all directions and enables the immediate landscape experience of the vineyard. A visual taste enhancement of all testing wines should be granted in this manner.
The building is a striking new addition to the skyline, linking the industrial area and the old town and takes its triangular forms from the traditional pitched roofs of Oberriet. The project integrates innovative technologies, includes new details and materials and meets strict Swiss ‘Minergie’ sustainable building standards. The facade is clad in a dark pre-patinated perforated Rheinzink mesh that evokes the density of the tones of the wooden buildings of the surrounding area. Customised work spaces are open plan and the geometry of the building slices out views to the Rheintal.
The main concept of this project is to turn the museum to its surroundings and allow visitors to experience a full interaction with the cultural environment of Puerto Madeiro. Located next to the “Puente de la Mujer”, one of the main touristic spots of Buenos Aires, the architectural/museum tour is done through ramps that assure many different experiences from the beginning to its end. Ergo, this building not only is capable of displaying contemporary art but also invites cultural life into itself turning into a unique touristic place at Puerto Madero.
Set in the Al Ain desert landscape, the Rock Stadium celebrates the game it hosts as much as it celebrates the site in which it lays. Recognizing the powerful language of its surrounding and intelligently approaching the issue of scale and the intermittent use of the stadium architecture, the project sinks its 200,000sqm structure into the ground and turns the rocky mountain of Jebel Hafeet into one of its main features, blurring the boundaries of the built and the natural, and merging architecture and landscape.